Afghan official: 10 civilians killed in coalition operation

Published on 28 December 2009

U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan said Monday they are investigating reports that 10 Afghan civilians (..) were killed Saturday. (..) Meanwhile, the U.N. World Food Programme said Monday that one of its workers in Kandahar, Afghanistan, was among eight people killed in a bombing on Christmas Eve. (..) "I am shocked and saddened by this terrible loss," WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said in the statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of this dedicated man whose courage and commitment have contributed to our ability to provide food assistance to the hungry in southern Afghanistan."

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